Monday, September 30, 2013

Homemade Beauty Secrets By Essence Go

For all of you that know me know that I’m the makeup counter and drugstore Queen. I have it all! Eye creams, makeup removers, body scrubs, toners, lip balms, you name it, I have it. So every now and then I feel like, "I could have made that" especially now that most companies are going all natural with their ingredients. I've started to read some of the ingredients that are in the products I use and most, if not all I have right here at home! 
Here is my go to favorites and how to build on the things I've created!

Homemade Eye Cream

Ingredients:
4.  Pin to poke hole in the capsules
5.  Small container(s)

Put the coconut oil into a small bowl and microwave for 15 seconds. That’s all it takes get it to liquid form. (Or you can heat in a small saucepan over low heat for a few minutes.)
Pour the liquefied oil into the containers you are using. I decided to use a variety of containers:

  • contact lens case for throwing into my makeup bag when traveling
  •  A lip balm container for my purse
  • A small mason jar for my bathroom

Mixing:
(Contact lens case) I added enough oil to almost fill it, poked the end of ONE capsule of Vitamin E oil and added the contents of it, and 1-2 drops of Lavender essential oil. (Repeat for other side of case).
(Lip balm container) I added enough oil to almost fill it, added the contents of TWO Vitamin E capsules and 3-4 drops of Lavender essential oil. 
(Small Mason jar) I added enough oil to fill about three-fourths full, emptied 6 capsules of Vitamin E in the jar, and finally added 6-7 drops of Lavender essential oil
Place the filled containers in the refrigerator for a little while (less than an hour) until the liquid returns to solid form, and it’s ready to use!

Use at night to remove eye makeup and as a moisturizing eye cream!

Citrus Bliss Sugar Scrub

Here is what you will need:
 Almond Oil or Coconut Oil (or oil of your choice)
White Granulated Sugar
Shredded Bar of Soap
An Essential Oil (I used Aura Cacia’s Citrus)
Mixing Bowl
Spoon

Microwave and possibly a double boiler
A mold or a scoop
















This recipe calls for 1 part oil, 2 parts shredded soap, and 3 parts sugar. 

                                                    Sugar Scrub Cubes:
1/4 cup Almond Oil
1/2 cup Shredded Soap
3-4 drops of Essential Oil
1 cup Sugar












1.  Pour the oil into a bowl and add the shredded soap of your choice.  Microwave this on high for 10 second intervals stirring in between each.  If this does not work to slowly melt your soap into your oil you may have to melt the soap shaving in a double boiler.  (If you don’t have a double boiler, simply place a small bowl over a saucepan filled with boiling water).

2.  When the mixture is melted and stirred together, add several drops of your Essential Oil.  I used Aura Cacia’s Citrus Bliss

3.  Get your mold ready to go before adding the sugar.  This is important because once the sugar is added the scrub will harden VERY quickly. 



4.  Pour in sugar and stir quickly.  Take mixture and place it into your molds with your fingers.  Or…if you don’t have a mold you can take a scoop and make rounded sugar “cubes”.

5.  Let cubes harden by popping them into the freezer for at least 30 minutes.  Then pop them out of the mold and cut them into fourths depending on the size you would like them to be.


















Sugar scrubs smell amazing and gently exfoliate your skin for a smooth feeling.  The fun thing about these sugar scrub cubes is that they also have a fun “cleaning” element with the addition of the soap.  And the citrus bliss smells amazing and has some relaxation and calming benefits. This sugar scrub was brought to you by http://www.theidearoom.net Great place for DIY scrubs!

Lash Growth















Wash an old mascara or nail polish container and fill with:
1/4 of the container with Castor Oil
1/2 Vitamin E Oil, 1/4 Aloe Vera Gel
Mix the concoction together as well as you can with your mascara wand, and apply a light layer to lashes (or brows) every night before bed. Castor oil thickens your lashes while Aloe Vera gel lengthens. Vitamin E accelerates length. After one month, you’ll notice stronger, longer, more beautiful eyelashes.

Lip Exfoliating Scrub















Mix sugar, coconut oil, and vanilla essential oil in a small container and there you have it. Easy Right?


Anti-Wrinkle Face Mask



















Anti-Wrinkle Face Mask Recipe:
Banana
Honey
Yogurt
Egg yolk
Coconut oil
This simple, easy-to-make anti-wrinkle facial mask contains a high amount of anti-aging and moisturizing nutrients.

Stay tuned for more DIY beauty Secrets. Before you go buy anything check your beauty and kitchen cabinets. I love finding out how to do things yourself. It makes me look like a sexy scientist… lol 

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